Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco IOS
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 543 588 693
Rank change year-on-year +45 +105 -90
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 125 273 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 2.43% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 181 105
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £150 £250 £227
90th Percentile £540 £519 £535
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Median hourly rate £27.26 £24.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% -20.33% +64.44%
10th Percentile £14.44 £18.40 £16.89
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.65 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £28.34 £30.75
% change year-on-year +32.35% -7.85% +2.50%

Cisco IOS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,371 11,229 12,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 12.67% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,385 6,962 7,657
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £181 £206 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 500 662
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the England region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +114 78 £449 +28.21% 5
South East +84 16 £185 -58.31% 2
Midlands +51 12 £305 -27.81% 4
North of England +9 9 £294 -24.19% 5
East of England +33 7 £315 -20.00%
West Midlands +63 6 £400 +100.00% 2
East Midlands +16 6 £150 -65.52% 2
Yorkshire +9 5 £316 -23.33% 1
North West +21 4 £228 -33.09% 2
South West +13 3 £400 - 1
Cisco IOS
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 125 (100.00%) Cisco
2 69 (55.20%) VPN
3 68 (54.40%) BGP
4 66 (52.80%) OSPF
5 64 (51.20%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (51.20%) LAN
6 58 (46.40%) MPLS
7 53 (42.40%) CCNP
8 50 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 46 (36.80%) WAN
9 46 (36.80%) ITIL
9 46 (36.80%) Firewall
10 45 (36.00%) TCP/IP
11 43 (34.40%) NX-OS
12 42 (33.60%) Windows
13 40 (32.00%) Wireless
14 37 (29.60%) Juniper
15 35 (28.00%) DNS
16 33 (26.40%) Finance
16 33 (26.40%) Android
17 32 (25.60%) CCNA
18 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
19 28 (22.40%) Citrix
20 27 (21.60%) Junos
21 26 (20.80%) Multicast
21 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
21 26 (20.80%) Change Management
21 26 (20.80%) EIGRP
22 25 (20.00%) Ethernet

Cisco IOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (16.80%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.80%) IIS
3 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Office 365
2 5 (4.00%) AWS
3 4 (3.20%) Azure
4 3 (2.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.60%) Akamai
5 2 (1.60%) G Suite
5 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.60%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) GCP
6 1 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 69 (55.20%) VPN
2 68 (54.40%) BGP
3 66 (52.80%) OSPF
4 64 (51.20%) LAN
5 58 (46.40%) MPLS
6 50 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 46 (36.80%) Firewall
7 46 (36.80%) WAN
8 45 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 43 (34.40%) NX-OS
10 40 (32.00%) Wireless
11 35 (28.00%) DNS
12 27 (21.60%) Junos
13 26 (20.80%) EIGRP
13 26 (20.80%) Multicast
14 25 (20.00%) Ethernet
15 24 (19.20%) Wireshark
16 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (18.40%) IPsec
17 22 (17.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (16.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.80%) GitLab
4 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (26.40%) Finance
2 25 (20.00%) Banking
3 19 (15.20%) Investment Banking
4 17 (13.60%) Front Office
5 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.60%) Law
7 5 (4.00%) French Language
7 5 (4.00%) German Language
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (57.60%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (14.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Analyst
5 14 (11.20%) IP Network Engineer
5 14 (11.20%) Juniper Engineer
6 12 (9.60%) Service Analyst
6 12 (9.60%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
8 10 (8.00%) Data Network Engineer
9 9 (7.20%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.80%) Junior
10 6 (4.80%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) IT Support
11 5 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.60%) JSON
2 2 (1.60%) REST
2 2 (1.60%) YAML
3 1 (0.80%) HTML
3 1 (0.80%) Jinja
3 1 (0.80%) LDAP
3 1 (0.80%) OAuth
3 1 (0.80%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.80%) OpenID
3 1 (0.80%) XML
3 1 (0.80%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.00%) iPhone
2 15 (12.00%) Smartphone
3 14 (11.20%) Blackberry
4 11 (8.80%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.60%) iPad
7 2 (1.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) CCTV
8 1 (0.80%) CMDB
8 1 (0.80%) e-Health
8 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.80%) PKI
8 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.60%) Windows
2 33 (26.40%) Android
3 25 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 21 (16.80%) Windows 10
5 16 (12.80%) Linux
6 11 (8.80%) Mac OS
7 10 (8.00%) Unix
8 6 (4.80%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.60%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) ITIL
2 26 (20.80%) Change Management
3 15 (12.00%) Network Design
4 12 (9.60%) Network Management
5 11 (8.80%) Migration
6 10 (8.00%) DevOps
7 9 (7.20%) Load Balancing
8 8 (6.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (6.40%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (6.40%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (5.60%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (5.60%) Service Management
10 6 (4.80%) High Availability
10 6 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (4.80%) Project Delivery
10 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.80%) Service Desk Management
11 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.40%) Perl
2 9 (7.20%) Python
3 6 (4.80%) C
4 4 (3.20%) Java
4 4 (3.20%) PHP
5 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.40%) SQL
6 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (51.20%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (42.40%) CCNP
3 32 (25.60%) CCNA
4 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
5 16 (12.80%) SC Cleared
6 14 (11.20%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.60%) CCIE
7 7 (5.60%) CCIP
7 7 (5.60%) MCP
8 6 (4.80%) BC Cleared
9 5 (4.00%) Degree
9 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.20%) CCDP
11 3 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.60%) CISSP
13 1 (0.80%) CCSA
13 1 (0.80%) CCSE
13 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.80%) COBIT
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.20%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.40%) vCloud
5 2 (1.60%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.80%) Docker
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) Puppet
2 19 (15.20%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (14.40%) AirWatch
4 17 (13.60%) Nagios
5 15 (12.00%) Cacti
5 15 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (12.00%) NetMRI
5 15 (12.00%) Statseeker
5 15 (12.00%) ZABBIX
6 8 (6.40%) FortiGate
6 8 (6.40%) SCCM
7 6 (4.80%) Ansible
7 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (3.20%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (3.20%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.40%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.60%) Iperf
10 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.60%) vRealize
11 1 (0.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (29.60%) Juniper
3 28 (22.40%) Citrix
4 21 (16.80%) NetScout
5 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
5 18 (14.40%) ServiceNow
6 17 (13.60%) Solarflare
7 16 (12.80%) Palo Alto
8 14 (11.20%) VMware
9 13 (10.40%) Ivanti
9 13 (10.40%) Meraki
10 10 (8.00%) F5
11 9 (7.20%) Apple
11 9 (7.20%) Aruba
11 9 (7.20%) Blue Coat
11 9 (7.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (6.40%) Huawei
13 7 (5.60%) Adobe
13 7 (5.60%) Avaya
13 7 (5.60%) SolarWinds